If you are wanting to avoid as much refined sugar as possible, since its been linked to so many health issues. Then, you are always on the lookout for some incredible paleo cookie recipes. I tend to always search for “Paleo”, because I know they will use sugar that is natural, unrefined, or from fruit! Since I am addicted to eating dessert, I wanted to share my 3 incredible paleo cookie recipes that you would never know were Paleo! They actually provide some healthy nutrients in them, which is a lucky side benefit. Read on to see my list, and try them out with your family!
What is Paleo?
I will go to the experts on this one, The Mayo Clinic. They define Paleo as, “A paleo diet typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds — foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering”. To me, Paleo just means food we should be eating that is whole, and full of nutrients. It also avoids processed and refined foods. You can keep researching Paleo, but just know it means, eating whole foods. Pretty simple!
Can you have chocolate chips on Paleo?
I tend to leave this up to interpretation. I will use chocolate if its unrefined, dark, and does not have any added sugars, or if it uses natural sweeteners. Chocolate comes from a cacao plant, which would have been part of hunting and gathering in my book! Plus, there are so many health benefits to dark chocolate!
Should everyone eat Paleo?
I think personalized diets are critical to long-term health. With that being said, Paleo is not for everyone. Everyone needs to figure out what foods are good for them to eat, don’t cause reactions, and provide the best nutrition for their bodies. I think trends come and go, but the most important thing to remember is to eat real foods. Whatever that may look like, no need to put a name to it. It just so happens its easy to find recipes with the term Paleo.
The best paleo cookie recipes:
- Pecan pie paleo cookies
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies
Pecan Pie Paleo Cookies
You will not regret opening the link to those cookies. When I first found this recipe and tried it (I used almond flour by the way, not pecan), I literally made these two times in one week. They are so moist, sweet, chewy and perfect! They warm the heart, and are just a great ending to a long day! If you are looking for a crowd pleaser, these are the cookies to make!
Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
I give all the credit to this wonderful lady whom created this cookie recipe. If you are like me, you have family members who “don’t eat healthy”. You guys, they would never know these cookies are considered to be on the healthy side. They have nutrients like almond butter and coconut oil, and taste better than any chocolate chip cookie I have ever had, even ones with the typical ingredients. I dare you to make these for friends and family to see if they even notice the difference! My mouth is watering just thinking about making these!
Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies
I think we buy an almond butter jar once per week in my house, and its often used up in desserts I make. This recipe makes no exception. I tend to run out of flour a lot too, even the healthy flours. So, this recipe fits well into my arsenal of recipes! If you need a quick, easy, delicious cookie recipe on the fly – these are perfect! Odds are you have all the ingredients in your pantry, so you can go make them right now!
Okay, so those are my top 3 incredible paleo cookie recipes. I hope you give them a try, you will not be disappointed!
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